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Growing up: 5 Tips to Create a Vertical Garden Having your own organic garden requires a lot of space right? Fortunately for all the city slickers out there this isn’t the case at all. In fact growing your own veggies, fruits and herbs doesn’t require having a garden at all.…

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How do you run a household on 50% or 80% less water? Can you keep a pool with no water at your disposal? These are the questions that homeowners are grappling with as South Africa suffers from the biggest drought in 30 years. Caused by the extreme weather system, El…

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Young children love a sandpit and can spend to hours in with a bucket and spade making sandcastles and having fun. This DIY sandpit has a lid that can easily be placed over the top to ensure the sand stays clean. It also doubles as a daybed or play platform…

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You may have a small, unused space outside that you’ve been meaning to plant a flower patch or small herb garden in. If you haven’t yet gotten to planting anything, it’s possible, that space now works as the dumping ground of old warn tools.  The floor space of that area…

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11 Alice Lane is yet another impressive building situated in the prime Sandton area. The development is comprised of three phases. The first phase was completed in 2013 and is now occupied. Phase two is currently underway with completion set for September 2014, and phase three will be set to…

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The Summer Club residential lifestyle estate in Somerset West is set for a revegetation project. Located between the N2 highway and Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, the area has issues like clay laden earth, eroded soil and excessive waterlogging. The developers, Omwieco commissioned Anton Comrie of Greeninc, asked David Gibbs…

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A new study reveals that green roofs might not be as eco-friendly as first thought because they degrade water quality. Researchers from the University of Manchester and the University of Leicester found that rainwater runoff from green roofs turned out to be green and yellow in appearance when collected. This…

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Landscapes are sustainable if they are in harmony with local climatic and ecological conditions. Careful plant selection, good planning, soil preparation and effective irrigation are key factors in the implementation of a sustainable landscape. There is a growing tendency in landscape design towards more ethical choices when it comes to…

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